Rajya Sabha Seat Demanded for Memon’s Wife by SP Leader Farooq
An SP leader is demanding MP seat for 1993 Mumbai blasts accused, executed Yaqub Memon’s wife. Farooq Ghosi, vice president of Samajwadi Party’s Maharashtra state unit has written a letter to party’s chief Mulayam Singh Yadav requesting him to nominate Memon’s wife Raheen Memon as a Rajya Sabha MP. He mentioned that the party should make her the Member of Parliament and give her the opportunity to be the voice of helpless Muslims in the country.
Various parties in Maharashtra including BJP and Shiv Sena slammed Farooq’s opinion. They said that he is trying to play vote-bank politics. Samajwadi Party Maharashtra unit’s chief Abu Asim Azmi who reacted on the issue said that it is a personal opinion. However, he said that explanation will be sought and necessary action will be taken based on it.